INDIA, Mughal Empire. Azam Shah, Rival Emperor in Gujarat.
|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1733. Estimate $5000.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1707. AV Mohur (10.94 g, 12h). Ahmadnagar mint. Dated AH 1118; RY 1 (1707 AD). "Struck throughout the world with might and majesty, Badshah Mumalik, Azam Shah"; AH date / Legend with regnal year and mint (mostly off flan). Wright -; Hull -; BMC -; KM 334.1. Good VF. Rare with AH 1118 date. ($5000)
Aurangzeb died in March 1707 without naming a successor, and his eldest son Mu'azzam was in remote Kabul. In the resulting power vacuum the second son Azam declared himself king. Mu'azzam, or Shah Alam Bahadur as he would be known, offered his brother a co-regency, but Azam refused and was subsequently defeated and slain near Agra in June of the same year.